The dragonfly is one of my totems. I have a few, each representative of different spiritual aspects and connections.
That said, I was thrilled to have for several days in a row, dragonflies as honored passengers aboard Artful Dodger.
There is a kind of austere beauty to insects and the world they inhabit. The parameters of their existence are so alien to us. Their biology, lifecycle, interactions all so different. I have tried to reflect that in this piece. Insects also share much in common with us: the desire to live and procreate. When endangered they will struggle to survive. They will fight to protect territory and progeny. I suspect on some level they love life. I have tried to reflect the similarities as well.